Shark attack at Snapper Point, South Island, New Zealand

Shark attack details: Snapper Point, South Island, 16-Apr-2011
Date of attack: April 16th 2011
Location: Snapper Point, South Island
Shark species: possibly a bronze Whaler shark
Name of victim: Laine Hobson
Age of victim: 41 years old
Sex of victim: M
Activity: Surfing
Injury: Puncture to left hand

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possibly a bronze whaler shark possibly a bronze Whaler shark

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